The Partiologist: Along Came A Spider...

Along Came A Spider...

This Halloween I'm really trying not to buy any more stuff.  Because I already have more Halloween stuff than a person needs.  So I've been trying to stay out of the stores...because if I don't see it, I won't need it right? 
I'm pretty sure you know what happened, before I knew it I was home with a new pack of Halloween straws.  And if that's all I end up buying this Halloween season, I can guarantee someone has cast a spell on me.
You can see why I ended up with these straws, just the right amount of cute and creepy, right? 

And they were a dollar.

Next, I had to figure out what to do with them.  That was easy.
OREO's...Spider topped Chocolate Covered OREO's!
Along came a spider...or a dozen spiders.
Here's how~

Black Wilton Candy Melts from any craft store.
15 Halloween spider and web straws from the Dollar Store.
The lollipop sticks were from my drawer.
And the Double Stuf OREO's were from the market.  (I used to call it the grocery store, but my friend calls it the market and the market just sounds more fun.)
Anyway, back to the cookies.
I made the spiders using purple, orange and neon green fondant (add neon green food color to white fondant).
The mini spider is from a Wilton spider web set.
Roll and cut a dozen spiders and let dry.
Once the spiders are dry, add royal icing eyes.
Place a tiny bit of royal icing to the back of the eye and stick on the spider.
Insert a lollipop stick into the center of each Double Stuf OREO.

Melt the black candy melts in microwave safe bowl.  (not shown)
Dip the OREO into the melted black candy melts and let dry on wax paper.
Add a bit of candy melt to the back of the spider and place on the OREO.
Cover the lollipop stick with the straw.
It's a Tangled Web I Weave!


  1. Cool straws. I need to go get some! I too have tried to stay out of the stores and keep my Halloween spending to a minimum, which is incredibly hard for such a huge Halloween fanatic. But, like you, I have more than I need.

    Your spider pops are the perfect toppers for your straws.

    1. I can only imagine how hard it must be for you to refrain from all the Halloween cuteness! :)

  2. Cute, cute idea.....again another winner.
    Kids will really like this. One could also just add googly eyes if you didn't want to mess with fondant.

    Did one bag of candy melts cover the dozen cookies?

    1. Thanks Lexy, I love the idea of googly eyes! Yes, one bag of candy melts covered a dozen and I even had a bit left over. :)

  3. oooooh my gosh i SO feel your pain Kim! i have enough straws to cover the entire United States and the ones you used here for your cutie spider pops are included in the bunch! it never ends then Christmas is around the corner too-yikes! your oreo pops are perfect for those straws :)

    1. I know Lisa, the only way I don't want to buy it, is if I don't see it! :)

  4. Can you direct me to your homemade fondant recipe please?

    1. Bonnie, I only made the fondant a neon green color, using Wilton white fondant and neon green food color. I realize my notes were misleading and have changed the wording, sorry about that. One of these days I am going to try making homemade fondant again! :)

  5. Oh my gosh! I'm the same way!! I always find more Halloween stuff I "need' ;) Hey, those straws were a had to have purchase. You can't pass up a dollar and see, you needed them for these cute treats :D

    1. Thanks Tiffany, I agree, you can never go wrong with a dollar store purchase!


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